Centers

Center for the Advancement of Topological Semimetals (CATS)


Director

Robert McQueeney


Lead Institution

Ames Laboratory


Class

2018-2022


Mission

To understand and discover new quantum phenomena and functionality in topological materials for future applications in spin-based electronics, computing, and sensing.


Research Topics

optics, charge transport, magnetism and spin physics, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (predictive)


Materials Studied

Materials: semiconductor, metal, optoelectronic and metamaterial

Interfaces: solid/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 3D


Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, neutron diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, near-field microscopy, surface science, ultrafast science, high-throughput screening methods, density functional theory (DFT)


Partner Institutions

  • Ames Laboratory
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Harvard University
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Waterloo 

BES Staff Contact

Michael Pechan, Matthias Graf

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